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Seven Day Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle

With so many trail options available to the greater Seattle area, it can be tough to choose one. Whether you’re visiting Seattle, new to hiking,…

sculptures in Walla Walla

An Overnight Stay in Walla Walla

Have you ever visited a city for the first time and instantly fell in love? That’s how I felt when visiting Walla Walla for the…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

Driving along Interstate-90 through Central Washington yields a myriad of picturesque views. From the barns with unique quilted emblems, to the groves of trees and…

diablo lake overlook

Visiting Diablo Lake in the North Cascades

For pristine wildlife and scenery, it doesn’t get much better than the divine views of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. North Cascades National…

Little Twin Lakes near Colville

A Weekend At Little Twin Lakes

Tucked up in the Northeastern part of the state, roughly 18 miles east of Colville is a little set of lakes accompanied by a campground…

Skagit River walk in Mount Vernon

A Day in Mount Vernon

Every year the Skagit Valley attracts swarms of Washingtonians who celebrate the coming of spring by visiting the annual tulip festival. Many pass through the…

Uplands trail in Yakima

Spending a Weekend in Yakima

From the winding Yakima River Canyon to hilltop hop fields, vineyards and hiking trails, the Yakima Valley is a sweet escape for Washington sun-seekers. My…

Coulee City Community Park playground

A Big Treasure In Coulee City

Crunch, crunch, crunch, swoosh crrr… run, jump, slip and slide down the twisty, turny, steep green slide — hoping not to shoot off the edge.…

Campground at Blake Island

Spending A Weekend On Blake Island

Twenty-seven minutes to paradise. That is it. Twenty-seven minutes. Okay, it’s Blake Island Marine State Park, but to us, it’s a local paradise. Your arrival…

Lopez Island

Spending A Weekend On Lopez Island

If you’re looking for a quiet weekend getaway with gorgeous waterfront views, rolling farmlands and forested trails, Lopez Island is the place for you. Lopez…

Spending a Day at Guemes Island

Located across Guemes Channel from the city of Anacortes, Guemes Island is a relaxing place to get away for the day or weekend. A quieter,…

A Visit to Tulip Town

Spring has sprung and tulips are once again blossoming in the Skagit Valley, thus drawing in visitors ranging from families enjoying a day out together…

little bear cabin

Five Amazing Dog-Friendly Cabins in Washington

After a busy work week, we love going into the mountains to recharge. The best part about living in Seattle is that there are plenty…

lake crescent from mt. storm king

Conquering Mount Storm King

Mount Storm King in the Port Angeles area of Olympic National Park boasts one of the most incredible views in Washington. Climbing 2,000 feet above…

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A Perfect Spring Getaway in Leavenworth

If you are a long-time Washington resident or a new visitor just passing through, you know the appeal of taking the time to spend a…

garden in Woodinville

Spending a Day in Downtown Woodinville

Nestled in the lush Sammamish River Valley just 25 minutes outside of Seattle, Woodinville is full of surprises and attractions for any visitor. Whether you’re…

Lime Kiln Lighthouse in San Juan Island, Washington

Spending a Weekend on San Juan Island

San Juan Island sits in the northwest corner of Washington state, just across the water from Canada. Located three hours north of Seattle by car…

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Seeking Winter Sunshine at Lake Chelan

“300 days of sunshine” is a promise worth traveling for — especially in the winter. So after spending much of the season in hibernation, my…

yakima arboretum

Visiting the Yakima Area Arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon us, it is finally time to stop being cooped up inside and spend some time…

whale watching in the san juan islands

Wandering Washington’s Whale Trail

As a 90’s kid, Warner Bros’ “Free Willy” was my introduction to Orcas. I imagined myself as Jesse, fist high in the air screaming “Yeah!”…

Aerial view of Tacoma waterfront

Spending a Weekend in Tacoma

Located 33 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma is a dynamic…

trees and river landscape

Take a Daytrip to Nine Mile Falls

Only 9 miles northwest of downtown Spokane, lucky visitors will…

Spending Three Days at Mount Rainier

For a while, I lived in a van. When it…

Historic Charm and Modern Amenities at The Society Hotel

Have you ever walked into a place, whether a restaurant,…

Pasco Bridge

Spending a Day in Pasco

Visit Pasco, Washington for a dose of history, delicious food…

Spending a Weekend in Northwest Whatcom County

Northwest Whatcom County is a hotspot for family-friendly adventures. Home…

A Day at Deception Pass State Park

Washington State has long been known for its wild beauty,…

Welcome to Ocean Shores sign

A Weekend in Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores is the perfect destination for fun with the…

Visiting the Historic Liberty Township

As the weather begins to change and you feel more…

Visiting The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

Tucked away on the north end of Bainbridge Island, a…

Spending a Day at Fort Spokane

Many Pacific Northwesterners are unaware of the fascinating history of…

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Exploring Dash Point State Park

I moved to the greater Seattle area in early September…

Experiencing Northwest Trek’s Wild Drive Tour

Imagine driving through a forest, spotting everything from fluffy white…

A Day at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Central Washington is home to a multitude of state parks,…

Exploring the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area

After arriving at the trailhead for the Juniper Dunes Wilderness…

A Hike Through Federation Forest State Park

A few miles past Enumclaw, along the winding path carved…

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Visiting Olmstead Place State Park

As the cool Ellensburg breeze sweeps across your face, you…

Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

We’ve all heard the opinion that western Washington is almost…

Seeking Wildflowers on Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Trails

There is no doubt that Mount Rainier is one of…

Columbia River Gorge Beer and Cider Tasting Tour

Skamania and Klickitat counties are known for their gorge-ous (pun…